October 2009 Archives

Catalogers Desktop Webinars

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Cataloger's Desktop is moving to a new platform on November 2nd . LC is offering a series of webinars to make the transition easier for Desktop subscribers. Have a look at the following and register today for any that interest you. They will be recording each to make them available at other times.

Cataloger's Desktop 3.0: What's new -- Presenter: Bruce Johnson
Tuesday, October 27th, 1 PM EDT Duration: 45 minutes
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Cataloger's Desktop 3.0: Que es nuevo -- Presentora: Patricia Hayward
jueves, 29 de octubre, 10 am EDT Duración: 45 minutos
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Account management & Logging in the first time -- Presenters: Bob Berberich & Byron Copley
Thursday, October 29th, 1 PM EDT Duration: 15 minutes
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Setting up your Preferences -- Presenter: Colleen Cahill
Wednesday, October 28th, 1 PM EDT (Duration: 30 minutes
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Getting the most out of Search -- Presenter: Joan Weeks
Tuesday, November 3rd, 1 PM EDT Duration: 30 minutes
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Saving Bookmarks and Searches -- Presenter: Joan Weeks
Friday, November 6th, 1 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
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System Requirements
PC-based attendees - Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista
Macintosh®-based attendees - Required: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer

Additional Cataloger's Desktop training resources are available online

The Cataloger's Desktop Development Team
Bruce Chr. Johnson
Policy & Standards Division
The Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540-4263 USA

Blast from the Past!

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For those of you who remember the old days of dedicated OCLC terminals, complicated cable arrangements, blinking modems... We found this poem in some old files. It was written by Becky Bell sometime in the late 70s.

(note: Fred Kilgour was the founder of OCLC and "Paul" was a technician there.)

Dirge for OCLC
OCLC, built by Fred
Now our terminal is dead!
Worked for months without a hitch,
Should we throw it in a ditch?
Computer systems built for us
Now they've left us in disgust!

OCLC, built by Fred
WIsh our terminal weren't dead.
Looked so nice while flashing green
Now operators want to scream.
Computer systems built for us
Now they've left us in disgust!

Circuits blew, the screen went blank
Paul asked us if we heard a clank.
No more cursor flashing green
We no longer have a screen.
OCLC, built by Fred
Oh, my Lord, it just turned red!

Does the poem take you back? Share some of your funny OCLC memories with us!

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